The Psycho-Social Benefits of Religious Practice


A growing body of scientific research highlights numerous benefits of religious practice. Well-known psychiatrist Professor Patricia Casey has written for…

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Iona Institute Director, David Quinn, was the recipient of a major pro-life award in New York earlier this month. The award was given by the Human Life Foundation, publisher of the Human Life Review, a major international pro-life journal for...

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We often hear that Christianity, or religion in general, is unappealing for women because religions tend to be ‘patriarchal’. However, in practice women are more religious than men, and this is particularly the case among Christians. It turns out that...

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After a long and costly battle, Ashers Bakery from Belfast, which is owned and operated by a Christian couple, has been vindicated. Ashers had refused to bake a cake that was to be iced with the words “Support Gay Marriage.”...

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Minister Simon Harris has presented his abortion Bill in the Dáil and has confirmed that it will allow only a limited form of conscientious objection. In the Bill, which is now being discussed in the Oireachtas, there is no provision...

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The General Assembly of the World Medical Association (WMA) is taking place in Reykjavik (Iceland) this week, starting today. Important topics such as the participation of doctors in assisted suicide and abortion will be discussed. The Canadian Medical Association (CMA)...

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During the referendum campaign we were told, correctly, that the vote was not on the proposed legislation but only on the removal of the pro-life amendment.  Among those telling us this was no less a person that the head of...

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Majority oppose taxpayer-funded abortion and support conscience protections


New poll findings by Amárach Research show 80% of respondents say doctors and healthcare workers should not be forced against their conscience to carry out abortions while 60% of respondents…

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Introducing The Iona Institute

Our new, 80-second video explains who we are, what we do, and the principles that we stand for. We invite…

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